Oil Portrait and Landscape (10 weeks)
Member: $210 (with member discount coupon)
Mondays 7-9:30pm ET (Boston Time), April 4 - June 20, 2022
This oil painting learning program will include study of landscape painting and portrait painting, and the combination of these two subject matters. It requires that you have some fundamental drawing skills. This program is focused on the study of the art of oil painting, analyzing compositions and techniques by the old masters, and exploring how to blend what you learn with your own painting expression.
In this program you will have the experience similar to a remote college learning environment. There is a dedicated website which contains the weekly learning content, references, and homework suggestions. Each week, Yong will discuss the important details of the techniques and processes of drawing with demonstrations to answer all your questions. The weekly interactive classes will lead you through learning and practicing at your own pace, so you will experience productive and positive progress throughout the program. Through this learning program, you will gain further confidence with the oil painting medium. and achieve a deeper understanding of techniques and processes, readying you to take on more painting challenges.
If you have to miss a class, don’t worry. The full videos of our Zoom class meetings will be uploaded to the class website for your easy review and learning.
When you have completed your homework assignment, upload it to the dedicated class review area. Class members are encouraged to give suggestions and technique reminders to each other. There will also be homework coaching sessions where Yong will give suggestions for individual improvement.
Suggesting materials for oil painting
If you live outside of the US, you can purchase the products on your Amazon or local art stores.
Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits - 33.8 oz bottle (view)
M. Graham Walnut Alkyd Medium - Walnut Alkyd Medium, 4 oz bottle (view)
Stainless Steel Airtight Brush Washer - 20 oz (view)
Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Seal (view)
Gray Matters Paper Palette - 12'' x 16'', Gray, 50 Sheets (view)
Oil Medium Container
Stainless Steel Small Single Palette Cup (view)
Suggesting sizes: 8x10 to 12x16
- Canvas panel or
- Stretched canvas
Scheduled class time is based on Boston, Massachusetts’ time zone (EST).
Classes will be held on Zoom. Both audio and camera are to be on during the class. Please be sure both are working.
Refunds will only be honored for email cancellation requests made 3 days (72 hours) in advance of the class, using the email email@example.com. Refunds will not be generated for any reason after this time. No refunds will be honored for no shows, forgetting, technical problems, etc.
Screen shots containing images of class members or the professor may not be reproduced in any form, as it is against the law.
Recommended equipment for the Interactive learning experience: Adjustable Mounted Holder for iPad/phone
- Permits easier communication between teacher and students, as issues can be observed in real time.
- Allows easy viewing of your work station by the other students and the teacher
- Effortlessly permits you to show your work during critique sessions
- Frees your hands to display projects while working
Available from Amazon using this link: https://amzn.to/2DLIVHK
Suggesting materials for watercolor painting:
- Brushes: a 1-inch flat brush and a calligraphy brush, or any round brush from #10-#12.
- Paper: cold pressed watercolor paper pad, block or sheet. If it is possible, use Arches 140 pound cold-pressed watercolor paper or other artist quality 100% cotton paper. Size should be at around 9” by 12”.
- Supporting board, if you use a sheet of paper (not a block or pad), you need to tape to secure the paper on a supporting board.
- Paints: Prussian Blue, Red and Yellow, professional quality. I usually use Winsor and Newton brand, so the Red and Yellow are Winsor Red and Winsor Yellow (learn more about the paints).
More recommended art materials can be found on this page: https://enjoyingart.com/materials